Monica Medina

Monica Medina

Professor of Biology

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Most Recent Papers

Acquisition of obligate mutualist symbionts during the larval stage is not beneficial for a coral host

Aaron C. Hartmann, Kristen L. Marhaver, Anke Klueter, Michael T. Lovci, Collin J. Closek, Erika Diaz, Valérie F. Chamberland, Frederick I. Archer, Dimitri D. Deheyn, Mark J.A. Vermeij, Monica Medina, 2019, Molecular ecology on p. 141-155

Coral-associated bacteria demonstrate phylosymbiosis and cophylogeny

F. Joseph Pollock, Ryan McMinds, Styles Smith, David G. Bourne, Bette L. Willis, Monica Medina, Rebecca Vega Thurber, Jesse R. Zaneveld, 2018, Nature communications

Intra- and interspecific variation and phenotypic plasticity in thylakoid membrane properties across two Symbiodinium clades

Joost S. Mansour, F. Joseph Pollock, Erika Díaz-Almeyda, Roberto Iglesias-Prieto, Monica Medina, 2018, Coral Reefs on p. 841-850

Bacterioplankton drawdown of coral mass-spawned organic matter

Ryan Guillemette, Ryo Kaneko, Jessica Blanton, Jasmine Tan, Matthias Witt, Samantha Hamilton, Eric E. Allen, Monica Medina, Koji Hamasaki, Boris P. Koch, Farooq Azam, 2018, ISME Journal on p. 2238-2251

Phylogenomics provides a robust topology of the major cnidarian lineages and insights on the origins of key organismal traits

Ehsan Kayal, Bastian Bentlage, M. Sabrina Pankey, Aki H. Ohdera, Monica Medina, David C. Plachetzki, Allen G. Collins, Joseph F. Ryan, 2018, BMC Evolutionary Biology

Upside-down but headed in the right direction

Aki H. Ohdera, Michael J. Abrams, Cheryl L. Ames, David M. Baker, Luis P. Suescún-Bolívar, Allen G. Collins, Christopher J. Freeman, Edgar Gamero-Mora, Tamar L. Goulet, Dietrich K. Hofmann, Adrian Jaimes-Becerra, Paul F. Long, Antonio C. Marques, Laura A. Miller, Laura D. Mydlarz, Andre C. Morandini, Casandra R. Newkirk, Sastia P. Putri, Julia E. Samson, Sérgio N. Stampar, Bailey Steinworth, Michelle Templeman, Patricia E. Thomé, Marli Vlok, Cheryl M. Woodley, Jane C.Y. Wong, Mark Q. Martindale, William K. Fitt, Monica Medina, 2018, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Intraspecific and interspecific variation in thermotolerance and photoacclimation in Symbiodinium dinoflagellates

Erika M. Díaz-Almeyda, C. Prada, A. H. Ohdera, H. Moran, D. J. Civitello, Roberto Iglesias-Prieto, Tomas A. Carlo-Joglar, Todd C. Lajeunesse, Monica Medina, 2017, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

A communal catalogue reveals Earth's multiscale microbial diversity

Luke R. Thompson, Jon G. Sanders, Daniel McDonald, Amnon Amir, Joshua Ladau, Kenneth J. Locey, Robert J. Prill, Anupriya Tripathi, Sean M. Gibbons, Gail Ackermann, Jose A. Navas-Molina, Stefan Janssen, Evguenia Kopylova, Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza, Antonio González, James T. Morton, Siavash Mirarab, Zhenjiang Zech Xu, Lingjing Jiang, Mohamed F. Haroon, Jad Kanbar, Qiyun Zhu, Se Jin Song, Tomasz Kosciolek, Nicholas A. Bokulich, Joshua Lefler, Colin J. Brislawn, Gregory Humphrey, Sarah M. Owens, Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, Donna Berg-Lyons, Valerie McKenzie, Noah Fierer, Jed A. Fuhrman, Aaron Clauset, Rick L. Stevens, Ashley Shade, Katherine S. Pollard, Kelly D. Goodwin, Janet K. Jansson, Jack A. Gilbert, Rob Knight, Jose L. Agosto Rivera, Lisa Al-Moosawi, John Alverdy, Katherine R. Amato, Jason Andras, Largus T. Angenent, Dionysios A. Antonopoulos, Monica Medina, 2017, Nature on p. 457-463

Population structure and connectivity of the mountainous star coral, Orbicella faveolata, throughout the wider Caribbean region

John P. Rippe, Mikhail V. Matz, Elizabeth A. Green, Monica Medina, Nida Z. Khawaja, Thanapat Pongwarin, Jorge H. Pinzón C, Karl D. Castillo, Sarah W. Davies, 2017, Ecology and Evolution on p. 9234-9246

Whole genome analysis of a schistosomiasis-transmitting freshwater snail

Coen M. Adema, La Deana W. Hillier, Catherine S. Jones, Eric S. Loker, Matty Knight, Patrick Minx, Guilherme Oliveira, Nithya Raghavan, Andrew Shedlock, Laurence Rodrigues Do Amaral, Halime D. Arican-Goktas, Juliana G. Assis, Elio Hideo Baba, Olga L. Baron, Christopher J. Bayne, Utibe Bickham-Wright, Kyle K. Biggar, Michael Blouin, Bryony C. Bonning, Chris Botka, Joanna M. Bridger, Katherine M. Buckley, Sarah K. Buddenborg, Roberta Lima Caldeira, Julia Carleton, Omar S. Carvalho, Maria G. Castillo, Iain W. Chalmers, Mikkel Christensens, Sandra Clifton, Celine Cosseau, Christine Coustau, Richard M. Cripps, Yesid Cuesta-Astroz, Scott F. Cummins, Leon DI Stephano, Nathalie DInguirard, David Duval, Scott Emrich, Cédric Feschotte, Rene Feyereisen, Peter Fitzgerald, Catrina Fronick, Lucinda Fulton, Richard Galinier, Sandra G. Gava, Michael Geusz, Kathrin K. Geyer, Gloria I. Giraldo-Calderón, Matheus De Souza Gomes, Michelle A. Gordy, Benjamin Gourbal, Christoph Grunau, Patrick C. Hanington, Karl F. Hoffmann, Daniel Hughes, Judith Humphries, Daniel J. Jackson, Liana K. Jannotti-Passos, Wander De Jesus Jeremias, Susan Jobling, Bishoy Kamel, Aurélie Kapusta, Satwant Kaur, Joris M. Koene, Andrea B. Kohn, Dan Lawson, Scott P. Lawton, Di Liang, Yanin Limpanont, Sijun Liu, Anne E. Lockyer, Ty Anna L. Lovato, Fernanda Ludolf, Vince Magrini, Donald P. McManus, Monica Medina, Milind Misra, Guillaume Mitta, Gerald M. Mkoji, Michael J. Montague, Cesar Montelongo, Leonid L. Moroz, Monica C. Munoz-Torres, Umar Niazi, Leslie R. Noble, Francislon S. Oliveira, Fabiano S. Pais, Anthony T. Papenfuss, Rob Peace, Janeth J. Pena, Emmanuel A. Pila, Titouan Quelais, Brian J. Raney, Jonathan P. Rast, David Rollinson, Izinara C. Rosse, Bronwyn Rotgans, Edwin J. Routledge, Kathryn M. Ryan, Larissa L.S. Scholte, Kenneth B. Storey, Martin Swain, Jacob A. Tennessen, Chad Tomlinson, Damian L. Trujillo, Emanuela V. Volpi, Anthony J. Walker, Tianfang Wang, Ittiprasert Wannaporn, Wesley C. Warren, Xiao Jun Wu, Timothy P. Yoshino, Mohammed Yusuf, Si Ming Zhang, Min Zhao, Richard K. Wilson, 2017, Nature communications

Recent High-Impact Papers

Bacterial diversity and white Plague disease-associated community changes in the caribbean coral montastraea faveolata

Shinichi Sunagawa, Todd Z. Desantis, Yvette M. Piceno, Eoin L. Brodie, Michael K. Desalvo, Christian R. Voolstra, Ernesto Weil, Gary L. Andersen, Monica Medina, 2009, ISME Journal on p. 512-521

Draft assembly of the symbiodinium minutum nuclear genome reveals dinoflagellate gene structure

Eiichi Shoguchi, Chuya Shinzato, Takeshi Kawashima, Fuki Gyoja, Sutada Mungpakdee, Ryo Koyanagi, Takeshi Takeuchi, Kanako Hisata, Makiko Tanaka, Mayuki Fujiwara, Mayuko Hamada, Azadeh Seidi, Manabu Fujie, Takeshi Usami, Hiroki Goto, Shinichi Yamasaki, Nana Arakaki, Yutaka Suzuki, Sumio Sugano, Atsushi Toyoda, Yoko Kuroki, Asao Fujiyama, Monica Medina, Mary Alice Coffroth, Debashish Bhattacharya, Nori Satoh, 2013, Current Biology on p. 1399-1408

Threatened corals provide underexplored microbial habitats

Shinichi Sunagawa, Cheryl M. Woodley, Monica Medina, 2010, PloS one

A communal catalogue reveals Earth's multiscale microbial diversity

Luke R. Thompson, Jon G. Sanders, Daniel McDonald, Amnon Amir, Joshua Ladau, Kenneth J. Locey, Robert J. Prill, Anupriya Tripathi, Sean M. Gibbons, Gail Ackermann, Jose A. Navas-Molina, Stefan Janssen, Evguenia Kopylova, Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza, Antonio González, James T. Morton, Siavash Mirarab, Zhenjiang Zech Xu, Lingjing Jiang, Mohamed F. Haroon, Jad Kanbar, Qiyun Zhu, Se Jin Song, Tomasz Kosciolek, Nicholas A. Bokulich, Joshua Lefler, Colin J. Brislawn, Gregory Humphrey, Sarah M. Owens, Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, Donna Berg-Lyons, Valerie McKenzie, Noah Fierer, Jed A. Fuhrman, Aaron Clauset, Rick L. Stevens, Ashley Shade, Katherine S. Pollard, Kelly D. Goodwin, Janet K. Jansson, Jack A. Gilbert, Rob Knight, Jose L. Agosto Rivera, Lisa Al-Moosawi, John Alverdy, Katherine R. Amato, Jason Andras, Largus T. Angenent, Dionysios A. Antonopoulos, Monica Medina, 2017, Nature on p. 457-463

Symbiodinium transcriptomes

Till Bayer, Manuel Aranda, Shinichi Sunagawa, Lauren K. Yum, Michael K. DeSalvo, Erika Lindquist, Mary Alice Coffroth, Christian R. Voolstra, Monica Medina, 2012, PloS one

The host transcriptome remains unaltered during the establishment of coral-algal symbioses

Christian R. Voolstra, Jodi A. Schwarz, Julia Schnetzer, Shinichi Sunagawa, Michael K. Desalvo, Alina M. Szmant, Mary Alice Coffroth, Monica Medina, 2009, Molecular ecology on p. 1823-1833

Generation and analysis of transcriptomic resources for a model system on the rise

Shinichi Sunagawa, Emily C. Wilson, Michael Thaler, Marc L. Smith, Carlo Caruso, John R. Pringle, Virginia M. Weis, Monica Medina, Jodi A. Schwarz, 2009, BMC genomics

Effects of temperature on gene expression in embryos of the coral Montastraea faveolata

Christian R. Voolstra, Julia Schnetzer, Leonid Peshkin, Carly J. Randall, Alina M. Szmant, Monica Medina, 2009, BMC genomics

Transcriptomic responses to heat stress and bleaching in the elkhorn coral Acropora palmata

Michael K. Desalvo, Shinichi Sunagawa, Christian R. Voolstra, Monica Medina, 2010, Marine Ecology Progress Series on p. 97-113

Microbes in the coral holobiont

Janelle R. Thompson, Hanny E. Rivera, Collin J. Closek, Monica Medina, 2014, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology